It’s that time of the year again when HBCU baseball teams take to the field in hopes the start of the season can lead to that all important conference championship. A number of Historically Black College and University (HBCU) small school baseball programs will soon open their 2020 seasons. Teams are gearing up to play single games, three-and-four-game series and doubleheaders. Some will be HBCU head to head action, others will be premier non-conference contests and some even will be conference matchups. As always, the regular season will be tough to sort out. There will be surprises down the line.
Florida Memorial opens with a scheduled scrimmage doubleheader January 20th against ASA College-Miami then plays two doubleheaders on the road beginning Friday, January 24th in a non-conference four-game series at Louisiana State University-Shreveport in Shreveport, La.
Ten HBCU programs will oppose each other in head-to-head battles. Those teams include Morehouse, Tuskegee, Clark Atlanta, Rust, Claflin, Virginia State, Lane, Tougaloo, Stillman and Voorhees.
HBCU baseball battles always offer up entertaining games. Texas College, Talladega, and Jarvis Christian College are taking on preseason NAIA nationally ranked teams providing a great start to the 2020 college baseball season.
Upcoming baseball season openers (HBCUs shown in bold):
(1) Wiley College
January 24 vs Arlington Baptist University DH 2:00 pm Grand Prairie, Texas
January 25 vs Arlington Baptist University DH 12:00 pm Grand Prairie, Texas
(2) Florida Memorial
January 20 vs ASA College-Miami Scrimmage DH 12:00 pm Miami Garden, FL Live Stats January 24 vs Louisiana State University-Shreveport DH 12:00 pm Shreveport, LA Live Video Live Stats
January 25 vs Louisiana State University-Shreveport DH 12:00 pm Shreveport, LA Live Video Live Stats
(3) Texas College
January 25 vs Friends University DH 1:00 pm Fort Worth, Texas
January 26 vs (17)Texas Wesleyan University DH 1:00 pm Fort Worth, Texas Live Stats
January 25 vs Loyola University 3:00 pm New Orleans, LA
January 26 vs Loyola University DH 1:00 pm New Orleans, LA
(5) Jarvis Christian
January 31 vs Sterling College DH 12:00 pm CT Hawkins, TX
February 1 vs (RV) Tabor College DH 12:00 pm CT Hawkins, TX
January 31 vs (RV) University of Rio Grande 11:00 am Dayton, Tenn.
January 31 vs (18) Bryan College 2:00 pm Dayton, Tenn.
February 1 vs (RV) University of Rio Grande 11:00 am Dayton, Tenn.
February 1 vs (18) Bryan College 5:00 pm Dayton, Tenn.
January 31 vs *Tuskegee 3:00 pm Montgomery, AL *(SIAC Conference matchup)
February 1 vs *Tuskegee DH 12:00 pm Montgomery, AL *(SIAC Conference matchup)
(8) Clark Atlanta
January 31 vs Rust College DH 1:00 pm Atlanta, GA
February 1 vs Rust College DH 1:00 pm Atlanta, GA
(9) Edward Waters
January 31 vs Bluefield College 5:00 pm Jacksonville, FL
February 1 vs Bluefield College DH 1:00 pm Jacksonville, FL
February 2 vs Bluefield College 12:00 pm Jacksonville, FL
February 1 vs Virginia State University DH 1:00 pm Orangeburg, SC
February 2 vs Virginia State University DH 2:00 pm Orangeburg, SC
February 1 vs Shorter University DH 12:00 pm Birmingham, AL
February 2 vs Shorter University DH 12:00 pm Birmingham, AL
(13) Lane College
February 1 vs Tougaloo College DH 12:00 pm Tougaloo, MISS
February 1 vs Voorhees DH 1:00 pm Denmark, S.C.
February 2 vs Voorhees 1:00 pm Denmark, S.C.